The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit museum. KMAC departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals. The value of an internship lies in the educational experience it provides for both students and Museum staff. Interns accomplish needed museum work while gaining insight and experience to guide their future career decisions.
NOTE: All interns will be expected to sit at the front desk to greet the public and to provide information on exhibitions and the collection.
Communications and Graphic Design
Interns provide support to the Communications department through the design and creation of promotional materials, updating information on the KMAC website and compiling media kits with information about exhibitions. Other duties include updating and organizing media lists and data entry for news clippings and surveys. Candidates should have a background in graphic design or computer technologies and be creative and organized with an attention to detail. This position is ideal for anyone who is adaptable with regard to the many aspects of business and non-profit communications.
• Graphic Designer
• Web Designer
Interns assist with research projects including preparing artists’ bibliographies and biographies and responding to general inquiries from the public about artists and artworks. Interns will comb catalogues, web pages, galleries, and historical materials for information on artists based around an exhibition theme. Compile resource materials and write short paragraphs describing an artists work and their relationship to the central theme. Interns may also assist with writing gallery labels, data entry, copying articles, typing, ï¬ling, and preparing correspondence. Applicants should include writing samples with application. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. Knowledge in the visual arts and computer skills are important for candidates.
Development and Membership
Interns participate in all aspects of the membership program. Duties include researching how to convert museum visitors to members and donors, coordinating members’ openings and events, organizing direct mailings, and contributing ideas for membership drives. Interns also help maintain the membership database and perform administrative tasks. Candidates should have computer skills and excellent communication skills, as well as being detail oriented and creative.
Interns provide organizational and on-site support for several educational programs, which may include classes and workshops for adults and children, family programs, art camps, and artist residencies. Interns perform general departmental duties, such as preparation of program packets, educational materials, research and submit programming options to staff. Candidates must have excellent organizational and basic computer skills, and should be comfortable interacting with the public and with children. A studio or education background is highly encouraged.
• Camp Assistant
Camp Assistants are needed for Spring Break (March 31-April 4) and summer 2014 (June 10-August 15). Interns are needed for the morning (8:00-2:00) and afternoon sessions (12:00-6:00). Interns will report for training before camps begin. Must be punctual, work well with adults and children, and be organized. Curriculum is organized by Education staff and interns will be informed about programming prior to camp sessions when they may provide feedback to staff. Education or studio art experience encouraged. College students or above. (Course credit may be offered)
Interested in our internships? Email cover letter and resume to Mary Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org